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Orphaned Pets

Many pets lost their owners in Tuesday's terrorist attack.

There is an Animal Disaster Relief Fund to help groups rescue these pets from homes that their people are never going to return to and place them with a new family.

Several groups are going to homes of victims and retrieving pets from lower Manhattan.

Search and rescue dogs also need help. Many of them are rapidly going through their protective "boots" as they try to find survivors in the mangled mess.

Groups involved in helping rescue/care for animals in New York

The Center for Animal Care and Control (CACC)
This is New York City's Animal Control, and they are highly involved. The CACC is cooperating with NYC's office of Emergency Management to retrieve pets from lower Manhattan. There are five different shelters, and you may find the addresses and phone numbers at: www.nycacc.org/Who_We_Are/location.htm.

American Society for the Protection of Animals (ASPCA)
They are heavily involved, having a mobile veterinary clinic as close to the site as possible. They are working with other authorities, including the NYC Parks Department to rescue animals trapped or left behind in buildings in lower Manhattan during daylight hours.
The ASPCA Animal Disaster Relief Fund is for anyone wishing to make donations. Call (212) 876-7700 ext 4515 or 4516 to make a donation by phone. You can mail your donation by sending a check to:
The ASPCA Animal Disaster Relief Fund
424 E 92nd St
New York NY 10128
Online donations and more information on their website at: http://www.aspca.org/ .

Help the Pets website
This website has been set up as a clearinghouse for information and to post listings of pets in need: http://www.localrescue.org/helpthepets.htm.

Brooklyn Animal Resource Center (BARC)
BARC is coordinating volunteers who want to help by fostering or donating supplies or services. To volunteer or request help for an animal left homeless, please contact BARC at:
BARC Shelter at 253 Wythe Ave and N 1st Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Animal Haven
Please note that your donation is for the WTC disaster relief. They will be setting up a separate fund for those animals affected by this tragedy.
Animal Haven
3522 Prince St
Flushing NY 11354

Hudson County Animal League
They have set up an emergency network to help any animals who may be need as a result of the disaster. Many residents of the area worked in downtown Manhattan and unfortunately may not be returning home to their pets. Their immediate concern is to find out where these animals are located, make sure they are not brought to a shelter and provide them with food and water until each situation can be assessed.
HCALNJ is in need of bedding, food and cages.
Hudson County Animal League
P.O. Box 3589
Jersey City, NJ 07303

Search and Rescue Dogs
Many booties have been sent, but other supplies are greatly needed: dog harnesses, VetWrap, first aid kits, eye/ear wash, antibiotic ointment, electrolyte solutions, duct tape, Pet Tabs, complete diets like "Oinker Roll," disposable food and water bowls, shampoo. Drs. Foster & Smith is giving a 33% discount to anyone ordering supplies to be sent to New York.
Call 1-800-381-7179 or see www.drsfostersmith.com.
Packages should be clearly marked "Search & Rescue Supplies" and mailed to:

New York City Offices
61 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007

Use UPS as FedEx is still slower. UPS is sending ground shipments on rail and truck.
Monetary donations may be sent to:
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
323 E Matilija #110-245
Ojai CA 93023
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Be aware of CACC is a KILL shelter. Animals that are going there are being euthanized. There is supposed to be a 7 day waiting period but they only wait 24 hours before killing them without even trying to find homes for the animals. If you want to send donations to help the animals, here's the link and the address.


ASPCA Disaster Relief Fund
424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
(212)876-7700, 4512, 4515 or 4516.

That's where my money went.
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Thanks Donna!

I appreciate the heads up.

I was actually going to send a donation, in the form of supplies, to the Search and Rescue Dogs in NY. We will be shopping Petsmart this weekend to make a little care package, as some of the websites for supplies look like they're on backorder until early October.
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Bumping this one too.
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